The best lip balm to use whilst on isotretinoin (Roaccutane)
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So it’s been a little while since I last posted. Obviously we’ve had Christmas and I took a little time off to enjoy the festive celebrations with my family, but I’ve also been on isotretinoin (often known by its brand names Roaccutane or Accutane) which is a drug that cures acne. I won’t go into too much detail here but I’ve had acne on and off since I was a teenager and last year my GP finally referred me to a dermatologist who prescribed the medication. Istretinoin is a pretty strong drug with some fairly nasty side effects, and whilst I feel I was quite lucky with the side effects that I suffered I have been feeling very tired which took its toll on my everyday life for a while. Anyway, I finished my course of medication last week and am already feeling much better and my energy is coming back, hurrah!
One of the main side effects that everyone suffers from on isotretinoin is extremely dry lips, with peeling and cracking particularly at the corners, it can be extremely painful and a good lip balm is a must. I used Dr Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips throughout my medication and I can’t rave about it enough! I’ve already previously reviewed this little miracle in a tube and talked about the hundreds of uses it has, but in this post I’m just going to be talking about how it saved my lips from the ravages of Roaccutane!
Originally developed for breastfeeding mothers Dr Lipp balm is made from 100% natural lanolin taken from the fleece of free roaming sheep in Australia (not vegan, but it definitely doesn’t harm the sheep in any way!). The main benefit for lips is that it’s an emollient – it sits on the surface of the skin and lips and locks in the moisture, and worn on a cold day it also prevents the frosty weather from chapping the lips.
I have worn Dr Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips on my lips every day since starting on isotretinoin and it really has been a wonder product for me. If I got cracks at the corners of my lips I would smear a bit of the balm on at bedtime and by the morning it would be healed! It’s protected my lips from the cold too, and I’ve also used it on my sore cuticles (another side effect of isotretinoin). You can also use it on any other sore patches of skin to help protect it while it heals, the backs of my hands have suffered with an eczema-like rash and applying both Trilogy Rosehip Oil and Dr Lipp Nipple Balm have saved them! I love the fact that it is 100% natural too.
It’s not just for those on Roaccutane either… the balm has literally HUNDREDS of uses! Here are just a few that I’ve taken from the Dr Lipp website. My favourite is using it to smooth and tame eyebrows!
Dr Lipp has won lots of awards, including several natural beauty accolades, so it’s not just me that is singing its praises! Whilst being on isotretinoin I have spoken with lots of other acne sufferers and many of them love this product just as much as I do!
So if you’re taking isotretinoin for acne and you’re suffering with sore, cracked, dry lips then what are you waiting for? You need to buy Dr Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips!
Or if you’ve recently been referred to a dermatologist by your GP for isotretinoin treatment, then I recommend you stock up on Dr Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips now as you’ll definitely be needing it! Dr Lipp costs just £12 from Look Fantastic for a generous 15ml tube, and if you’re on isotretinoin I’d recommend you buy a couple so you can keep one at home and one in your pocket at all times!
Other lip balms highly recommended by those on isotretinoin are La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume Lips and Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive Lip Balm. Personally I’ve never tried either of these (I prefer to use natural products) but they both keep getting mentioned again and again on support groups.
I’ll be talking about my experience on isotretinoin and the other skincare products that I used in a later blog post. Keep an eye out for it. And don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re on isotretinoin and struggling with it, or you want to ask me any questions, just check out my Contact page to find the best way to get in touch.
Buy Dr Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips, just £12 for 15ml from Look Fantastic.
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